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ENG 101/102: Resources for Argument Papers: Resources @Lourdes and Ohio/LINK/OPAL Libraries

This resource guide will be helpful to students researching and preparing an argument essay.

Books in a Series

Check the catalog of these series for possible topics. In the catalog, search by TITLE for books in the series. For example, a TITLE search of "At Issue" lists over 20 books on different subjects.

At Issue

Current Controversies

Hot Topics Series

Opposing Viewpoints Series

Point Counterpoint Series


Lourdes & OhioLINK/OPAL Catalogs: Books, Videos, Electronic Resources (E-Books)


FIND A BOOK  in Duns Scotus Library by searching in the online catalog and noting the Dewey decimal call number. 

LIMIT TO THOSE NOT CHECKED OUT will display only books in the library, not ebooks. Check this box to narrow the search results to find items on the shelves.

BROWSE the stacks (book shelves) to serendipitously find other books.

DEWEY NUMBERS for controversial issues and hot topics depend on the subject. For example,

  • 303.6      Mass Media
  • 364.4      Crime      
  • 371.334  Technology
  • 616.86     Drugs